India’s Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) is aiming to put a stop to false claims for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19 by setting up a task force to evaluate products and practices.
Indonesia’s traditional herbal and pharma giant Sido Muncul's market expansion plans will continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the firm revealing that its factory production is running at full force.
Nutrition businesses such as Fonterra and Danone are devoting resources into making hygiene products, such as ethanol and face masks, to help meet the exceptionally high demand in light of COVID-19 spread.
In this round-up, we feature the latest health and nutrition industry developments in China, including Herbalife strategies in coping with COVID-19 disruption, H&H CEO talks about baby nutrition boom and more.
Several Indian nutra firms and organisations – including trade body ENAC – have thrown their weight behind a new wellness initiative for students spearheaded by 22 Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs) alumni and mentored by Bollywood icon Suniel Shetty.
The Chinese government has been pushing for a ‘return to normalcy’ for what it deems ‘low-risk’ COVID-19-affected areas within the country, but faces multiple challenges in the form of public anxiety over food security and relaxed control measures.
China’s import and exports of health foods for this year will remain the same as last year or even see a slight growth despite trade disruptions caused by COVID-19, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Medicines and Health Products (CCCMPHIE)...
China is conducting clinical trials to assess the effectiveness and safety of combining traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and conventional Western antiviral medicine in the treatment of patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The COVID-19 outbreak is calling for MLM businesses, which traditionally rely heavily on face-to-face interaction, to transform its business by adopting new sales channels as social interaction needs to be kept to a minimum.
Industry and scientific developments related to COVID-19 were our top-most read stories on the social media over the past month. Some of them include Filippino scientists’ research on antiviral properties of virgin coconut oil and the surge in vitamin...
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a spike in demand for immunity-boosting products, but what scope is there for new and credible research to examine if nutra products have a role to play in helping tackle the crisis?
See March's 10 most read stories, including Filipino researchers' study of virgin coconut oil as a potential treatment for COVID-19, how firms should communicate immune-boosting properties of micronutrients to consumers, and more.
India’s three-week lockdown has affected the nutrition and health businesses on multiple fronts, most directly on the production, supply chain, and e-commerce delivery, companies including FMCG giant and ayurvedic medicine specialist Dabur have told us.
The CEO of Health and Happiness (H&H) Group has revealed how its baby nutrition products are booming in China and further afield, underlined Swisse’s ambitious international expansion plans, but acknowledged there were some supply chain risks amid...
In this round-up, we shine the spotlight on Singapore's clampdown on products that claim to have COVID-19 health claims, South Korea's new rules for functional ingredients use, and how the Indian state of Odisha is the first to exercise nutrition...
An Indian start-up specialising in making protein bread and cookies saw online sales go up by 15% in mid March, with the firm believing consumers are increasingly making more healthy food choices as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Travel restriction put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19 has led to more than 30 overseas GMP inspections postponed, Australian regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has revealed.
Singapore’s national regulator for health products, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), has removed a significant number of product listings claiming to prevent or treat COVID-19 from local e-commerce platforms.
The dietary supplement industry bodies in both Australia and New Zealand are seeking clarification that the sector is classed as an ‘essential service’, with both countries imposing movement restriction to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Gencor Pacific is embarking on a human trial in Australia to validate the immunity boosting ability of Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) against the backdrop of the rising demand for immunity supplements amid the worldwide spread of COVID-19.
A panel of science researchers has put up a list of key findings on the role of micronutrients in supporting the immune system, which firms can tap on to educate the consumers in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The COVID-19 epidemic has led to a rebound in demand for plant extracts with immune-boosting effects, but a China industry expert has warned there are difficulties in exporting the goods due to logistic supply chain problems.
The global outbreak of COVID-19 has led to a new wave of interest in vitamin C and other immunity-boosting ingredients. In our latest NutraChampion podcast we speak to leading specialist Assoc Prof Anitra Carr to separate the fact from fiction.
The Philippines is looking to study virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which has since infected more than 80,000 people and killed more than 2,800 worldwide.
In this round up of industry trends, we look at how Danone has incorporated its infant formula products with a dual-QR code for traceability purpose, how COVID-19 spread has led to a spike in demand for vitamins in Singapore, as well as the trends and...
India’s Ministry of AYUSH has attracted criticism from medical experts for suggesting alternative medicines, such as Ayurveda, homoeopathy, and unani practices, could act as immunity booster against the deadly novel coronavirus.